Giving Tuesday 2020

The Goal

Raise $5,000 to assist Therapy Teams in bringing the virtual version of our Sit, Stay, Read! literacy program to local K-3rd grade classrooms.


$5,571 / 5,000


Sit, Stay, Read! is an Animal-Assisted Education program where struggling students read aloud, on a weekly basis, to nonjudgmental furry friends and their caring handlers virtually via ZOOM. It is an effective tool that boosts literacy skills, increase comprehension, and improves attitudes about reading.

#GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, is December 1st.

Give Tuesday, Give for a Lifetime



Early success in reading translates into a lifelong love of learning.

Studies show that if a child falls behind in reading comprehension and communication skills in early-learning environments he or she will rarely catch up. Sit, Stay, Read! empowers children to reach their full potential by providing incentives and support to educators who are working with challenged readers.

A portion of Giving Tuesday proceeds will benefit Anna's Fund, a scholarship program that helps cover the cost of HIP training and supplies!


Your Donations Make a Difference

$10 = Bookmarks and Headphones

Bookmarks and headphones make reading virtually with Therapy Teams a breeze!

$25 = 2 "pawtographed" books

Buy 2 brand new “pawtographed” books for students who complete the SSR! program.

$50 = R.E.A.D Certification 

Fund national R.E.A.D certification for a Therapy Team so they can better facilitate SSR! visits.

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